
06509217
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2015f.00954
Ho, Siew Yin
Learning through ``designing a tent''.
Lee, Ngan Hoe (ed.) et al., Mathematical modelling. From theory to practice. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific (ISBN 9789814546911/hbk; 9789814546935/ebook). Series on Mathematics Education 8, 205220 (2015).
2015
Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific
EN
M90
D80
C30
primary school
secondary school
mathematical thinking
model development
modelling process
doi:10.1142/9789814546928_0014
Summary: This chapter reports a mathematical modelling task which was conducted during a 5day Mathematical Modelling Outreach (MMO) event held in Singapore in June 2010. During the event, both primary and secondary school students in Singapore worked on various mathematical modelling activities. Students from Australia schools were also invited to take part in this mathematical modelling event. This chapter documents the mathematical modelling processes of the primary and secondary school students, as they worked on a modelling problem involving designing a 4man tent for beachgoers. The mathematical processes were discussing, planning, experimenting and verifying.